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Cost Manager

Vacancy Salary £Competitive
Vacancy Location Birmingham
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Title: Cost Manager                                                                              
Division: Quantity Surveying                                   
Location: Birmingham                                               
Reporting to: Partner                                                                          

Department Overview:

Our Cost Management Team at RLB proactively manage the cost of a building project, from the initial design stages through to the building’s completion and sometimes even the costs incurred through maintenance and operation once the building is up and running. We pride


Overview of Role:ourselves on the quality of our service to our clients and enjoy long term relationships with a large majority.

We are a sector focused business actively operating and investing in Commercial, Data Centre, Residential, Education, Healthcare and Retail clients and projects. Surveyors work in close contact with the client, advising them on financial and legal matters that arise during the project.

We are currently recruiting an Assistant Cost Manager or Cost Manager to join a client focused team within our Birmingham office. This is an exciting opportunity for a high calibre individual to join and strengthen our Cost Management offering.

This role presents an excellent prospect for a career minded Graduate, Assistant CM or Cost Manager to gain valuable exposure to a wide variety of sectors, projects and clients within a established and supportive environment.

Our team in Birmingham work across many sectors including residential, mixed-use, commercial, leisure, education, and more across the private and public sectors ensuring you can gain a variety of project exposure.

The role would suit individuals with some QS / Cost Management experience managing smaller projects or packages within a consultancy environment who is keen to build upon this experience while gaining valuable APC support.
 

Key Responsibilities:

  • The individual will be an integral part of a team that is accountable for the commercial and contractual performance of a project
  • To support business objectives of delivering value for money in all circumstances
  • To carry out assigned duties efficiently and in accordance with processes and procedures
  • Comply with established commercial/procurement/ contractual strategies
  • Take personal responsibility for complying with Environmental, Health, Safety, Security and Quality Standards
  • Individually or as part of a team operate processes for the selection, appointment and management of construction and engineering contractors
  • Cost Planning including:
    • Preparation of indicative cost budgets and appraisals
    • Preparation of elemental cost plans
    • Provide advice and opinion in respect of our client development plans and expectations
    • Value engineering studies
  • Procurement including:
    • Providing advice on procurement strategy
    • Preparing and issuing tender documents.greement to long and short tender lists
    • Running a competitive tender process including managing queries from tendering contractors
  • Managing and contributing to structured and documented tender evaluations
  • Preparation of Contract Recommendation Reports
  • Preparation of contract documents
  • Complaint tenders
  • Post Contract Quantity Surveying including:
    • Scrutinising and verifying applications for interim payments
    • Preparing certificates
    • Managing change control in accordance with contracts
    • Producing cost reports and cost forecasting
    • Assisting Project Managers in preparing Early Warnings, Instructions and Compensation Events
    • Attending progress meetings
       
  • Promote commercial awareness throughout project
  • Support formal dispute resolution process and contract close out strategy as required
  • Advising and liaising with internal project and cost control team
  • Developing Commercial Strategies
  • Developing Acquisition Strategies

 

Person Specification:

The ideal candidate will demonstrate a positive proactive approach to the role, and will be committed to delivering customer service excellence, with good commercial results.

  • Degree qualified in Quantity Surveying or similar technical discipline
  • Strong technical delivery experience
  • MRICS or membership of other relevant professional body preferred
  • Ability to successfully manage complex projects in a proactive and diligent manner
  • Strong Feasibility and cost planning experience
  • Pre and Post contract experience of large complex schemes in the range of £5m - £500m
  • Experience of providing procurement advice, tender documentation and post contract services
  • Client facing, ensuring a high standard of technical delivery
  • Able to build long-term relationships
  • Previously employed by a consultancy or end user client
  • Stakeholder management with a clear focus on developing client accounts
  • A track record of working with teams and managing projects by prioritising workloads and delivering deadlines
  • A team player, outgoing, flexible, enthusiastic and ambitious

 

What Can We Offer?
RLB will provide you with a flexible, friendly and creative environment in one of our UK offices to develop your skills and challenge yourself. We will support you to innovate, collaborate and build a meaningful career. Our strong network of people and knowledge will help expand your horizons and give you access to a variety of interesting projects across the UK and potentially further afield.


Our employees are rewarded with competitive salaries, opportunities to invest and many other benefits including: 28 days holiday + bank holidays (option to purchase up to 5 extra days per year), Company pension scheme, Life Assurance, Bicycle Purchase Scheme, Health Screening, Employee Assistance Programme, Dental Cover, Professional Memberships plus many more benefits

At RLB, our aim is to create and enhance an inclusive workplace culture where diversity is not only accepted but valued and built into our company culture, creating opportunity for all. In order to support this, we recognise the importance of flexible and agile working and are open to having conversations on how this could work for you and our business from day one.

If you require any reasonable adjustments to support you during any stage of the application or interview process, please contact our recruitment team at: recruitment@uk.rlb.com

Confidence today inspires tomorrow

With a network that covers the globe and a heritage spanning over two centuries, Rider Levett Bucknall is a leading independent organisation in cost management and quantity surveying, project management and advisory services.

Our achievements are renowned: from the early days of pioneering quantity surveying, to landmark projects such as the Sydney Opera House, HSBC Headquarters Building in Hong Kong, the 2012 London Olympic Games and CityCenter in Las Vegas.

We continue this successful legacy with our dedication to the value, quality and sustainability of the built environment. Our innovative thinking, global reach, and flawless execution push the boundaries. Taking ambitious projects from an idea to reality.

RLB has released the 2019 edition of Perspective, a compilation of insights from members of the RLB team around the world.

At the heart of everything we do

At Rider Levett Bucknall doing the right thing matters.

We believe we all have a responsibility to support the communities in which we live and work. Our global values are based on these seven insights:

People

Promote fairness, equality of opportunity and well-being, invest in our people and value everyone’s contribution.

Industry

Lead by example and shape the future of our industry in everything we do.

Community

Support the communities in which we live and work and deliver sustainable social outcomes.

Customers

Challenge the norm, give fresh perspectives and deliver flawlessly.

Environment

Reduce our environmental footprint and collaborate to reduce the environmental impact of our industry.

Workplace

Provide an inclusive, safe working environment.

Business

Act with integrity, honesty and fairness in all our relationships.

Shareholders

Be a self-owned organisation, be financially robust, and deliver agreed financial plans.

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